CHESTER Bennington, lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, has died aged 41.
The Los Angeles County coroner has confirmed the death of the star – with TMZ reporting he was found dead in a private residence in Palo Verdes Estates, Los Angeles.
Chester Bennington was found dead in a private residence in Los Angeles
His body was discovered this morning just before 9am.It is believed the singer hanged himself and was found by an employee.The singer is survived by his wife of twelve years, Talinda Ann Bennington (nee Bentley), and six children – Jamie, 21, Isaiah, 19, Draven, 15, Tyler Lee, 11, and Lily and Lila, 7.They are not thought to have been at the house when the incident took place, and Chester was alone.He was previously married to Samantha Marie Olit from 1996 – 2005.Chester, whose band Linkin Park spawned hit rock songs including Numb and Breaking the Habit, often focused his lyrics on personal struggle, depression and addiction.
Chester was seen smiling in the studio with his band mates and producer Watsky just FIVE days before his death.